Tag Archives: chalkware

Ghouly Girl and Skeleton Girl

The Girls Are Ready for Halloween

Each year on Halloween, girls and boys find the perfect outfit and begin the trek up and down the streets of the neighborhood in order to find the best treats. At Vaillancourt Folk Art, the Ghouly Girl made that trek alone last year in the READ MORE »

New Vault Collection for 30th Anniversary

Vault: 30th Anniversary Edition

In 2006, we moved our production studios from the farmhouse on Armsby Road into the Manchaug Mills. During this move, bins of old chalkware that Gary had been squirreling away were found. These pieces have been made available through the Vault Collection. In conjunction with READ MORE »

Vaillancourt/Byers Christmas Shopper Caroler

New Byers/Vaillancourt Shopper Caroler

In 2013, Joyce Byers and Judi Vaillancourt sat down to develop a product that merged two of America's last domestic Christmas traditions. The result was a Byers' Choice Santa holding three Vaillancourt Chalkware pieces at different stages of paint. This year, continuing to work together, Judi READ MORE »

Clean Break

Repairing Broken Chalkware

The inevitable, "uh-oh!" Regardless how careful we are, it seem inevitable that at some point we may be experience the misfortune of breaking our cherished Vaillancourt Chalkware Santa. Because chalkware is made from a solid, plaster-like medium, the product isn’t as fragile as one may READ MORE »

The Vaillancourt Digital Library

Five Ways To Use Santa’s Digital Library

In March 2008, we launched a new initiative in our digital world by cataloging the complete Vaillancourt Folk Art Chalkware collection. Through the launch of a new web site, we were able to accomplish many goals: internally, we created a digital library that allowed us READ MORE »

To My Valentine, 2014 Chalkware Santa

A Chalkware Santa “To My Valentine”

It's a love thing. The 2014 Valentine Santa is unlike any other. Colored with light pinks and historic golds and grays, this "To My Valentine" Santa is holding a heart with a decoupaged image from an antique postcard. Decorated with little hearts around his hat READ MORE »

Deborah N.'s Halloween Tree Decoration

Customer Decorations: Halloween Tree

It's no secret: we love decorating. One step into our retail gallery, regardless of the season, and you'll know what we mean. But, one thing that we really love is seeing how our collectors decorate their homes for the seasons. And, thanks to Deborah N, READ MORE »

Statement Chalkware with matching mould

Statement Pieces

There are some big pieces in our collection. As mentioned in our history of chocolate moulds, the old villages of Europe, where chocolate shoppes were common, the shoppe owners had to be creative to compete with other shoppes. To do so, they would often have READ MORE »